Sweet Black Waves (Sweet Black Waves #1)

Sweet Black Waves (Sweet Black Waves #1)

Not you without me, not me without you. Two proud kingdoms stand on opposite shores, with only a bloody history between them. As best friend and lady-in-waiting to the princess, Branwen is guided by two principles: devotion to her homeland and hatred for the raiders who killed her parents. When she unknowingly saves the life of her enemy, he awakens her ancient healing magi Not you without me, not me without you. Two proud kingdoms stand on opposite shores, with only a bloody histor...

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Title:Sweet Black Waves (Sweet Black Waves #1)
Author:Kristina Pérez
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Sweet Black Waves
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Sweet Black Waves (Sweet Black Waves #1) Reviews

  • Heather Ezell
    Apr 20, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

  • Kathy Martin
    May 06, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. ?Odai eti ama. I hate and I love.? When I talk about how I want more books based on Celtic mythology and Irish folklore, this is what I?m talking about. As soon as I saw that ...

    I was totally bought into Sweet Black Waves from the first page, and not only did I never want to put it down, I never knew what was going to happen next! That?s partly because I was unfamiliar with the story of Tristan and Isolde (on which the book is based), but also because the st...

    Lush and atmospheric, Sweet Black Waves is a work of magic. Prez's writing is captivating and readers will immediately be consumed by Branwen's story. There's romance and heartache, secrets and danger?and all of it adds up to a splendid debut novel. I can't wait to see what happens...

    ????????? That?s it that?s my entire review of the book ...

    Tristan and Eseult retelling? With a Branwen twist? All I know is the 2006 film starring James Franco, and can't say no to that! THE GOOD 1) I don't know how the original tale goes but if it's anything like the 2006 movie, I liked the twist of swapping Branwen into Eseult's place. ...

    you can check out this review on my blog! --- Sweet Black Waves took some time to get into, but I feel like once you push through that beginning, you could really like it. I won?t lie, I was iffy about the book. The romance is introduced pretty early on in the book, and frankly,...

    god, i love love love this cover! ? ...

    A gorgeous, sometimes sweet, sometimes steamy retelling, SWEET BLACK WAVES retains enough of the original Tristan & Iseult storyline to appeal to fans but has so many original elements that something totally new and surprising has been created. I sat down to read a bit before going...

    ?Something had broken inside Branwen the day her parents died and never fully mended; something had ignited, too?a fiery hatred that she knew would consume her if she didn?t keep it carefully controlled.? Raised by her aunt and uncle, who are also the King and Queen, Branwen...

    Branwen is an orphan who is the niece of the queen and the best friend and lady-in-waiting to her cousin Princess Eseult. She is mostly treated as another daughter of the queen and the princess's sister. Her parents were killed by the Kernyvaks and she has grown up with a hatred for th...

  • Breanna
    May 21, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. ?Odai eti ama. I hate and I love.? When I talk about how I want more books based on Celtic mythology and Irish folklore, this is what I?m talking about. As soon as I saw that ...

  • D.J.
    Apr 19, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. ?Odai eti ama. I hate and I love.? When I talk about how I want more books based on Celtic mythology and Irish folklore, this is what I?m talking about. As soon as I saw that ...

    I was totally bought into Sweet Black Waves from the first page, and not only did I never want to put it down, I never knew what was going to happen next! That?s partly because I was unfamiliar with the story of Tristan and Isolde (on which the book is based), but also because the st...

    Lush and atmospheric, Sweet Black Waves is a work of magic. Prez's writing is captivating and readers will immediately be consumed by Branwen's story. There's romance and heartache, secrets and danger?and all of it adds up to a splendid debut novel. I can't wait to see what happens...

  • Lexi
    Dec 05, 2017

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

  • Jena
    Jun 15, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. ?Odai eti ama. I hate and I love.? When I talk about how I want more books based on Celtic mythology and Irish folklore, this is what I?m talking about. As soon as I saw that ...

    I was totally bought into Sweet Black Waves from the first page, and not only did I never want to put it down, I never knew what was going to happen next! That?s partly because I was unfamiliar with the story of Tristan and Isolde (on which the book is based), but also because the st...

    Lush and atmospheric, Sweet Black Waves is a work of magic. Prez's writing is captivating and readers will immediately be consumed by Branwen's story. There's romance and heartache, secrets and danger?and all of it adds up to a splendid debut novel. I can't wait to see what happens...

    ????????? That?s it that?s my entire review of the book ...

    Tristan and Eseult retelling? With a Branwen twist? All I know is the 2006 film starring James Franco, and can't say no to that! THE GOOD 1) I don't know how the original tale goes but if it's anything like the 2006 movie, I liked the twist of swapping Branwen into Eseult's place. ...

    you can check out this review on my blog! --- Sweet Black Waves took some time to get into, but I feel like once you push through that beginning, you could really like it. I won?t lie, I was iffy about the book. The romance is introduced pretty early on in the book, and frankly,...

    god, i love love love this cover! ? ...

    A gorgeous, sometimes sweet, sometimes steamy retelling, SWEET BLACK WAVES retains enough of the original Tristan & Iseult storyline to appeal to fans but has so many original elements that something totally new and surprising has been created. I sat down to read a bit before going...

    ?Something had broken inside Branwen the day her parents died and never fully mended; something had ignited, too?a fiery hatred that she knew would consume her if she didn?t keep it carefully controlled.? Raised by her aunt and uncle, who are also the King and Queen, Branwen...

  • Kristen
    Feb 16, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    Jun 05, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

  • Kath ☽ sheturnspages
    Jun 20, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

  • Tracy (Cornerfolds)
    Jun 08, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. ?Odai eti ama. I hate and I love.? When I talk about how I want more books based on Celtic mythology and Irish folklore, this is what I?m talking about. As soon as I saw that ...

    I was totally bought into Sweet Black Waves from the first page, and not only did I never want to put it down, I never knew what was going to happen next! That?s partly because I was unfamiliar with the story of Tristan and Isolde (on which the book is based), but also because the st...

    Lush and atmospheric, Sweet Black Waves is a work of magic. Prez's writing is captivating and readers will immediately be consumed by Branwen's story. There's romance and heartache, secrets and danger?and all of it adds up to a splendid debut novel. I can't wait to see what happens...

    ????????? That?s it that?s my entire review of the book ...

    Tristan and Eseult retelling? With a Branwen twist? All I know is the 2006 film starring James Franco, and can't say no to that! THE GOOD 1) I don't know how the original tale goes but if it's anything like the 2006 movie, I liked the twist of swapping Branwen into Eseult's place. ...

    you can check out this review on my blog! --- Sweet Black Waves took some time to get into, but I feel like once you push through that beginning, you could really like it. I won?t lie, I was iffy about the book. The romance is introduced pretty early on in the book, and frankly,...

    god, i love love love this cover! ? ...

    A gorgeous, sometimes sweet, sometimes steamy retelling, SWEET BLACK WAVES retains enough of the original Tristan & Iseult storyline to appeal to fans but has so many original elements that something totally new and surprising has been created. I sat down to read a bit before going...

    ?Something had broken inside Branwen the day her parents died and never fully mended; something had ignited, too?a fiery hatred that she knew would consume her if she didn?t keep it carefully controlled.? Raised by her aunt and uncle, who are also the King and Queen, Branwen...

    Branwen is an orphan who is the niece of the queen and the best friend and lady-in-waiting to her cousin Princess Eseult. She is mostly treated as another daughter of the queen and the princess's sister. Her parents were killed by the Kernyvaks and she has grown up with a hatred for th...

    Seriously ugly cry at the end of this book...I won't even try to lie or make excuses all I can say is that Kristina Perez broke my heart into several pieces and I am still trying to pick all of them up. Branwen is lady in waiting to her cousin, the princess, and the only thing Branwe...

    Read more of my reviews at Cornerfolds.com! Actual rating: 4.5 stars Sweet Black Waves caught my eye as soon as I saw that it was a retelling of Tristan and Eseult. I'll admit, my only other exposure to this story was the 2006 film Tristan and Isolde, starring James Franco... I h...

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Mar 20, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

  • mith
    May 27, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. ?Odai eti ama. I hate and I love.? When I talk about how I want more books based on Celtic mythology and Irish folklore, this is what I?m talking about. As soon as I saw that ...

    I was totally bought into Sweet Black Waves from the first page, and not only did I never want to put it down, I never knew what was going to happen next! That?s partly because I was unfamiliar with the story of Tristan and Isolde (on which the book is based), but also because the st...

    Lush and atmospheric, Sweet Black Waves is a work of magic. Prez's writing is captivating and readers will immediately be consumed by Branwen's story. There's romance and heartache, secrets and danger?and all of it adds up to a splendid debut novel. I can't wait to see what happens...

    ????????? That?s it that?s my entire review of the book ...

    Tristan and Eseult retelling? With a Branwen twist? All I know is the 2006 film starring James Franco, and can't say no to that! THE GOOD 1) I don't know how the original tale goes but if it's anything like the 2006 movie, I liked the twist of swapping Branwen into Eseult's place. ...

    you can check out this review on my blog! --- Sweet Black Waves took some time to get into, but I feel like once you push through that beginning, you could really like it. I won?t lie, I was iffy about the book. The romance is introduced pretty early on in the book, and frankly,...

  • Jessica
    Jul 12, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

  • Sheharzad ⚘
    Jun 04, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. ?Odai eti ama. I hate and I love.? When I talk about how I want more books based on Celtic mythology and Irish folklore, this is what I?m talking about. As soon as I saw that ...

    I was totally bought into Sweet Black Waves from the first page, and not only did I never want to put it down, I never knew what was going to happen next! That?s partly because I was unfamiliar with the story of Tristan and Isolde (on which the book is based), but also because the st...

    Lush and atmospheric, Sweet Black Waves is a work of magic. Prez's writing is captivating and readers will immediately be consumed by Branwen's story. There's romance and heartache, secrets and danger?and all of it adds up to a splendid debut novel. I can't wait to see what happens...

    ????????? That?s it that?s my entire review of the book ...

    Tristan and Eseult retelling? With a Branwen twist? All I know is the 2006 film starring James Franco, and can't say no to that! THE GOOD 1) I don't know how the original tale goes but if it's anything like the 2006 movie, I liked the twist of swapping Branwen into Eseult's place. ...

    you can check out this review on my blog! --- Sweet Black Waves took some time to get into, but I feel like once you push through that beginning, you could really like it. I won?t lie, I was iffy about the book. The romance is introduced pretty early on in the book, and frankly,...

    god, i love love love this cover! ? ...

  • Taryn Pierson
    Jun 22, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. ?Odai eti ama. I hate and I love.? When I talk about how I want more books based on Celtic mythology and Irish folklore, this is what I?m talking about. As soon as I saw that ...

    I was totally bought into Sweet Black Waves from the first page, and not only did I never want to put it down, I never knew what was going to happen next! That?s partly because I was unfamiliar with the story of Tristan and Isolde (on which the book is based), but also because the st...

  • Kaitlin
    Jun 21, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

  • Rê
    Jun 04, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

  • Kelly deVos
    Apr 04, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. ?Odai eti ama. I hate and I love.? When I talk about how I want more books based on Celtic mythology and Irish folklore, this is what I?m talking about. As soon as I saw that ...

    I was totally bought into Sweet Black Waves from the first page, and not only did I never want to put it down, I never knew what was going to happen next! That?s partly because I was unfamiliar with the story of Tristan and Isolde (on which the book is based), but also because the st...

    Lush and atmospheric, Sweet Black Waves is a work of magic. Prez's writing is captivating and readers will immediately be consumed by Branwen's story. There's romance and heartache, secrets and danger?and all of it adds up to a splendid debut novel. I can't wait to see what happens...

    ????????? That?s it that?s my entire review of the book ...

    Tristan and Eseult retelling? With a Branwen twist? All I know is the 2006 film starring James Franco, and can't say no to that! THE GOOD 1) I don't know how the original tale goes but if it's anything like the 2006 movie, I liked the twist of swapping Branwen into Eseult's place. ...

    you can check out this review on my blog! --- Sweet Black Waves took some time to get into, but I feel like once you push through that beginning, you could really like it. I won?t lie, I was iffy about the book. The romance is introduced pretty early on in the book, and frankly,...

    god, i love love love this cover! ? ...

    A gorgeous, sometimes sweet, sometimes steamy retelling, SWEET BLACK WAVES retains enough of the original Tristan & Iseult storyline to appeal to fans but has so many original elements that something totally new and surprising has been created. I sat down to read a bit before going...

  • Pamela Sparkman
    Apr 27, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. ?Odai eti ama. I hate and I love.? When I talk about how I want more books based on Celtic mythology and Irish folklore, this is what I?m talking about. As soon as I saw that ...

    I was totally bought into Sweet Black Waves from the first page, and not only did I never want to put it down, I never knew what was going to happen next! That?s partly because I was unfamiliar with the story of Tristan and Isolde (on which the book is based), but also because the st...

    Lush and atmospheric, Sweet Black Waves is a work of magic. Prez's writing is captivating and readers will immediately be consumed by Branwen's story. There's romance and heartache, secrets and danger?and all of it adds up to a splendid debut novel. I can't wait to see what happens...

    ????????? That?s it that?s my entire review of the book ...

    Tristan and Eseult retelling? With a Branwen twist? All I know is the 2006 film starring James Franco, and can't say no to that! THE GOOD 1) I don't know how the original tale goes but if it's anything like the 2006 movie, I liked the twist of swapping Branwen into Eseult's place. ...

    you can check out this review on my blog! --- Sweet Black Waves took some time to get into, but I feel like once you push through that beginning, you could really like it. I won?t lie, I was iffy about the book. The romance is introduced pretty early on in the book, and frankly,...

    god, i love love love this cover! ? ...

    A gorgeous, sometimes sweet, sometimes steamy retelling, SWEET BLACK WAVES retains enough of the original Tristan & Iseult storyline to appeal to fans but has so many original elements that something totally new and surprising has been created. I sat down to read a bit before going...

    ?Something had broken inside Branwen the day her parents died and never fully mended; something had ignited, too?a fiery hatred that she knew would consume her if she didn?t keep it carefully controlled.? Raised by her aunt and uncle, who are also the King and Queen, Branwen...

    Branwen is an orphan who is the niece of the queen and the best friend and lady-in-waiting to her cousin Princess Eseult. She is mostly treated as another daughter of the queen and the princess's sister. Her parents were killed by the Kernyvaks and she has grown up with a hatred for th...

    Seriously ugly cry at the end of this book...I won't even try to lie or make excuses all I can say is that Kristina Perez broke my heart into several pieces and I am still trying to pick all of them up. Branwen is lady in waiting to her cousin, the princess, and the only thing Branwe...

    Read more of my reviews at Cornerfolds.com! Actual rating: 4.5 stars Sweet Black Waves caught my eye as soon as I saw that it was a retelling of Tristan and Eseult. I'll admit, my only other exposure to this story was the 2006 film Tristan and Isolde, starring James Franco... I h...

    Sweet Black Waves. I feel like I?ve been floating on sweet black waves ever since I finished this book. It?s been about two weeks now. Or maybe it?s been three. I?ve lost count to be perfectly honest. You see, I?ve been avoiding it, hiding from it. I didn?t want to think ...

  • Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
    Jun 11, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. ?Odai eti ama. I hate and I love.? When I talk about how I want more books based on Celtic mythology and Irish folklore, this is what I?m talking about. As soon as I saw that ...

    I was totally bought into Sweet Black Waves from the first page, and not only did I never want to put it down, I never knew what was going to happen next! That?s partly because I was unfamiliar with the story of Tristan and Isolde (on which the book is based), but also because the st...

    Lush and atmospheric, Sweet Black Waves is a work of magic. Prez's writing is captivating and readers will immediately be consumed by Branwen's story. There's romance and heartache, secrets and danger?and all of it adds up to a splendid debut novel. I can't wait to see what happens...

    ????????? That?s it that?s my entire review of the book ...

    Tristan and Eseult retelling? With a Branwen twist? All I know is the 2006 film starring James Franco, and can't say no to that! THE GOOD 1) I don't know how the original tale goes but if it's anything like the 2006 movie, I liked the twist of swapping Branwen into Eseult's place. ...

    you can check out this review on my blog! --- Sweet Black Waves took some time to get into, but I feel like once you push through that beginning, you could really like it. I won?t lie, I was iffy about the book. The romance is introduced pretty early on in the book, and frankly,...

    god, i love love love this cover! ? ...

    A gorgeous, sometimes sweet, sometimes steamy retelling, SWEET BLACK WAVES retains enough of the original Tristan & Iseult storyline to appeal to fans but has so many original elements that something totally new and surprising has been created. I sat down to read a bit before going...

    ?Something had broken inside Branwen the day her parents died and never fully mended; something had ignited, too?a fiery hatred that she knew would consume her if she didn?t keep it carefully controlled.? Raised by her aunt and uncle, who are also the King and Queen, Branwen...

    Branwen is an orphan who is the niece of the queen and the best friend and lady-in-waiting to her cousin Princess Eseult. She is mostly treated as another daughter of the queen and the princess's sister. Her parents were killed by the Kernyvaks and she has grown up with a hatred for th...

    Seriously ugly cry at the end of this book...I won't even try to lie or make excuses all I can say is that Kristina Perez broke my heart into several pieces and I am still trying to pick all of them up. Branwen is lady in waiting to her cousin, the princess, and the only thing Branwe...

    Read more of my reviews at Cornerfolds.com! Actual rating: 4.5 stars Sweet Black Waves caught my eye as soon as I saw that it was a retelling of Tristan and Eseult. I'll admit, my only other exposure to this story was the 2006 film Tristan and Isolde, starring James Franco... I h...

    Sweet Black Waves. I feel like I?ve been floating on sweet black waves ever since I finished this book. It?s been about two weeks now. Or maybe it?s been three. I?ve lost count to be perfectly honest. You see, I?ve been avoiding it, hiding from it. I didn?t want to think ...

    4.5 Stars Holy mother of God.... I admit, I did not expect this book to blow me away. It sounded really good but I've been bitten on the butt a lot lately when it comes to YA novels but this one.... it's bloody amazing!!! It's got some wonderful Celtic vibes and the romance was cute...

  • Gabrielle
    Apr 13, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. ?Odai eti ama. I hate and I love.? When I talk about how I want more books based on Celtic mythology and Irish folklore, this is what I?m talking about. As soon as I saw that ...

    I was totally bought into Sweet Black Waves from the first page, and not only did I never want to put it down, I never knew what was going to happen next! That?s partly because I was unfamiliar with the story of Tristan and Isolde (on which the book is based), but also because the st...

    Lush and atmospheric, Sweet Black Waves is a work of magic. Prez's writing is captivating and readers will immediately be consumed by Branwen's story. There's romance and heartache, secrets and danger?and all of it adds up to a splendid debut novel. I can't wait to see what happens...

    ????????? That?s it that?s my entire review of the book ...

    Tristan and Eseult retelling? With a Branwen twist? All I know is the 2006 film starring James Franco, and can't say no to that! THE GOOD 1) I don't know how the original tale goes but if it's anything like the 2006 movie, I liked the twist of swapping Branwen into Eseult's place. ...

    you can check out this review on my blog! --- Sweet Black Waves took some time to get into, but I feel like once you push through that beginning, you could really like it. I won?t lie, I was iffy about the book. The romance is introduced pretty early on in the book, and frankly,...

    god, i love love love this cover! ? ...

    A gorgeous, sometimes sweet, sometimes steamy retelling, SWEET BLACK WAVES retains enough of the original Tristan & Iseult storyline to appeal to fans but has so many original elements that something totally new and surprising has been created. I sat down to read a bit before going...

    ?Something had broken inside Branwen the day her parents died and never fully mended; something had ignited, too?a fiery hatred that she knew would consume her if she didn?t keep it carefully controlled.? Raised by her aunt and uncle, who are also the King and Queen, Branwen...

    Branwen is an orphan who is the niece of the queen and the best friend and lady-in-waiting to her cousin Princess Eseult. She is mostly treated as another daughter of the queen and the princess's sister. Her parents were killed by the Kernyvaks and she has grown up with a hatred for th...

    Seriously ugly cry at the end of this book...I won't even try to lie or make excuses all I can say is that Kristina Perez broke my heart into several pieces and I am still trying to pick all of them up. Branwen is lady in waiting to her cousin, the princess, and the only thing Branwe...

    Read more of my reviews at Cornerfolds.com! Actual rating: 4.5 stars Sweet Black Waves caught my eye as soon as I saw that it was a retelling of Tristan and Eseult. I'll admit, my only other exposure to this story was the 2006 film Tristan and Isolde, starring James Franco... I h...

    Sweet Black Waves. I feel like I?ve been floating on sweet black waves ever since I finished this book. It?s been about two weeks now. Or maybe it?s been three. I?ve lost count to be perfectly honest. You see, I?ve been avoiding it, hiding from it. I didn?t want to think ...

    4.5 Stars Holy mother of God.... I admit, I did not expect this book to blow me away. It sounded really good but I've been bitten on the butt a lot lately when it comes to YA novels but this one.... it's bloody amazing!!! It's got some wonderful Celtic vibes and the romance was cute...

    I think I just got sucker-punched. By a book. RTC on my blog in June! ...

  • Vic James
    Oct 19, 2017

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

  • Michelle Guidry
    Mar 21, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. ?Odai eti ama. I hate and I love.? When I talk about how I want more books based on Celtic mythology and Irish folklore, this is what I?m talking about. As soon as I saw that ...

    I was totally bought into Sweet Black Waves from the first page, and not only did I never want to put it down, I never knew what was going to happen next! That?s partly because I was unfamiliar with the story of Tristan and Isolde (on which the book is based), but also because the st...

    Lush and atmospheric, Sweet Black Waves is a work of magic. Prez's writing is captivating and readers will immediately be consumed by Branwen's story. There's romance and heartache, secrets and danger?and all of it adds up to a splendid debut novel. I can't wait to see what happens...

    ????????? That?s it that?s my entire review of the book ...

    Tristan and Eseult retelling? With a Branwen twist? All I know is the 2006 film starring James Franco, and can't say no to that! THE GOOD 1) I don't know how the original tale goes but if it's anything like the 2006 movie, I liked the twist of swapping Branwen into Eseult's place. ...

    you can check out this review on my blog! --- Sweet Black Waves took some time to get into, but I feel like once you push through that beginning, you could really like it. I won?t lie, I was iffy about the book. The romance is introduced pretty early on in the book, and frankly,...

    god, i love love love this cover! ? ...

    A gorgeous, sometimes sweet, sometimes steamy retelling, SWEET BLACK WAVES retains enough of the original Tristan & Iseult storyline to appeal to fans but has so many original elements that something totally new and surprising has been created. I sat down to read a bit before going...

    ?Something had broken inside Branwen the day her parents died and never fully mended; something had ignited, too?a fiery hatred that she knew would consume her if she didn?t keep it carefully controlled.? Raised by her aunt and uncle, who are also the King and Queen, Branwen...

    Branwen is an orphan who is the niece of the queen and the best friend and lady-in-waiting to her cousin Princess Eseult. She is mostly treated as another daughter of the queen and the princess's sister. Her parents were killed by the Kernyvaks and she has grown up with a hatred for th...

    Seriously ugly cry at the end of this book...I won't even try to lie or make excuses all I can say is that Kristina Perez broke my heart into several pieces and I am still trying to pick all of them up. Branwen is lady in waiting to her cousin, the princess, and the only thing Branwe...

    Read more of my reviews at Cornerfolds.com! Actual rating: 4.5 stars Sweet Black Waves caught my eye as soon as I saw that it was a retelling of Tristan and Eseult. I'll admit, my only other exposure to this story was the 2006 film Tristan and Isolde, starring James Franco... I h...

    Sweet Black Waves. I feel like I?ve been floating on sweet black waves ever since I finished this book. It?s been about two weeks now. Or maybe it?s been three. I?ve lost count to be perfectly honest. You see, I?ve been avoiding it, hiding from it. I didn?t want to think ...

    4.5 Stars Holy mother of God.... I admit, I did not expect this book to blow me away. It sounded really good but I've been bitten on the butt a lot lately when it comes to YA novels but this one.... it's bloody amazing!!! It's got some wonderful Celtic vibes and the romance was cute...

    I think I just got sucker-punched. By a book. RTC on my blog in June! ...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love This pretty much sums up how I feel about this book. BUT before you worry about why I say I hate it let me demonstrate my reading experience with a little story. When I saw this book was a Tristan and Iseut retelling... Then I started reading a...

  • Sabrina
    Apr 06, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

  • Nikki (Book Allure)
    Jun 20, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. ?Odai eti ama. I hate and I love.? When I talk about how I want more books based on Celtic mythology and Irish folklore, this is what I?m talking about. As soon as I saw that ...

    I was totally bought into Sweet Black Waves from the first page, and not only did I never want to put it down, I never knew what was going to happen next! That?s partly because I was unfamiliar with the story of Tristan and Isolde (on which the book is based), but also because the st...

    Lush and atmospheric, Sweet Black Waves is a work of magic. Prez's writing is captivating and readers will immediately be consumed by Branwen's story. There's romance and heartache, secrets and danger?and all of it adds up to a splendid debut novel. I can't wait to see what happens...

    ????????? That?s it that?s my entire review of the book ...

  • Rebecca Denton
    Feb 13, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Feb 12, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

  • Minni Mouse
    Jun 30, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. ?Odai eti ama. I hate and I love.? When I talk about how I want more books based on Celtic mythology and Irish folklore, this is what I?m talking about. As soon as I saw that ...

    I was totally bought into Sweet Black Waves from the first page, and not only did I never want to put it down, I never knew what was going to happen next! That?s partly because I was unfamiliar with the story of Tristan and Isolde (on which the book is based), but also because the st...

    Lush and atmospheric, Sweet Black Waves is a work of magic. Prez's writing is captivating and readers will immediately be consumed by Branwen's story. There's romance and heartache, secrets and danger?and all of it adds up to a splendid debut novel. I can't wait to see what happens...

    ????????? That?s it that?s my entire review of the book ...

    Tristan and Eseult retelling? With a Branwen twist? All I know is the 2006 film starring James Franco, and can't say no to that! THE GOOD 1) I don't know how the original tale goes but if it's anything like the 2006 movie, I liked the twist of swapping Branwen into Eseult's place. ...

  • Teresa
    Jan 15, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...

    If this is the year of historical fiction, then look no further than this book. The author has the creds and it shows. Gloriously detailed and fabulous prose. A cracker of a debut. ...

    This was really wonderful but MEAN! It totally stressed me out and that ending! Ahhhhhh! I need book 2 and hopefully it isn?t so mean to my feels ...

    THIS REVIEW & MORE ? Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley. ?Odai eti ama. I hate and I love.? When I talk about how I want more books based on Celtic mythology and Irish folklore, this is what I?m talking about. As soon as I saw that ...

    I was totally bought into Sweet Black Waves from the first page, and not only did I never want to put it down, I never knew what was going to happen next! That?s partly because I was unfamiliar with the story of Tristan and Isolde (on which the book is based), but also because the st...

    Lush and atmospheric, Sweet Black Waves is a work of magic. Prez's writing is captivating and readers will immediately be consumed by Branwen's story. There's romance and heartache, secrets and danger?and all of it adds up to a splendid debut novel. I can't wait to see what happens...

    ????????? That?s it that?s my entire review of the book ...

    Tristan and Eseult retelling? With a Branwen twist? All I know is the 2006 film starring James Franco, and can't say no to that! THE GOOD 1) I don't know how the original tale goes but if it's anything like the 2006 movie, I liked the twist of swapping Branwen into Eseult's place. ...

    you can check out this review on my blog! --- Sweet Black Waves took some time to get into, but I feel like once you push through that beginning, you could really like it. I won?t lie, I was iffy about the book. The romance is introduced pretty early on in the book, and frankly,...

    god, i love love love this cover! ? ...

    A gorgeous, sometimes sweet, sometimes steamy retelling, SWEET BLACK WAVES retains enough of the original Tristan & Iseult storyline to appeal to fans but has so many original elements that something totally new and surprising has been created. I sat down to read a bit before going...

    ?Something had broken inside Branwen the day her parents died and never fully mended; something had ignited, too?a fiery hatred that she knew would consume her if she didn?t keep it carefully controlled.? Raised by her aunt and uncle, who are also the King and Queen, Branwen...

    Branwen is an orphan who is the niece of the queen and the best friend and lady-in-waiting to her cousin Princess Eseult. She is mostly treated as another daughter of the queen and the princess's sister. Her parents were killed by the Kernyvaks and she has grown up with a hatred for th...

    Seriously ugly cry at the end of this book...I won't even try to lie or make excuses all I can say is that Kristina Perez broke my heart into several pieces and I am still trying to pick all of them up. Branwen is lady in waiting to her cousin, the princess, and the only thing Branwe...

  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    Jun 25, 2018

    3.5 stars. I have been waiting forever for a YA retelling of Tristan and Iseult! Then my enthusiasm went to a whole new level when I saw hints of the Mabinogion in here, too. (Disclaimer: I am obsessed with Celtic languages & mythology, so my rating probably focused on different as...

    wow I?m really emotional. don?t miss out on this one. RTC - - -- update: "SWEET BLACK WAVES is the first in a fantasy trilogy" THANK GOD ...

    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Omg this was so amazing! I don?t know why people aren?t talking about this book. This could have totally been one of those super hyped YA books. This is a retelling of the popular Tristan and...

    I want to sail away on those sweet black waves! Sail away to romance and wild magic and chivalrous tournaments and shipwrecks and ... oh yes ... danger and disaster and HEARTBREAK. (Wait, wait... no-one warned me about the heartbreak *sobs*) I was lucky enough to read an advance cop...

    ODAI ETI AMA I hate and I love I loved so many elements of this Tristan and Isolde retelling, particularly those to do with the Celtic inspired mythology and magic. The story notwithstanding, I could walk around in this coastal setting of medieval Ireland and experience the whimsy...

    Title: Sweet Black Waves Series: Sweet Black Waves #1 Author: Kristina Prez Release date: May 5, 2018 Cliffhanger: Yes Time stood still. There was no blood or fire, no Iveriu or Kernyv. There was only this-only this kiss. I've been trying to figure out what to rate this...

    It?s 330 am i am sitting at work trying not to cry or tear my heart out because this book completely ruined me. I felt as sick as branny did at the end, when it all just went down. This story was beautiful, haunting, horribly heartbreaking and genuinely amazing. The love between cous...

    DNF at 71%. I just can?t force myself to read this anymore. It?s annoying, weirdly-paced, and just plain cheesy. Full review to come! ...

    I read SWEET BLACK WAVES during a coastal retreat in the PNW this past winter and it was the peeeeeeeeerfect location to become entrenched in the lands of Iveriu and Kernyv and this stunner of a story. It's stunning and lush, painful and evocative. And the ending?it BROKE ME. Come fo...

    3.5. "Sea and Magic" Stars ARC via NetGalley. Thank you, Imprint I'm not very familiar with the tale Tristan & Iseult, so I won't comment on that. Still, if you're like me, I'm sure you'll still find plenty to enjoy while reading this story. For me, Sweet Black Wave...

    * I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review * I am happy to say that this book, which I wasn't sure I would like, turned out to be one which I really enjoyed. I wasn't quite sure what this one was about when I was given it, although I did get the impressi...

    I won this at a give-away by the author Amy Trueblood, and I am over the moon. Her post-it note is a keeper! Signed by Amy! (I am screaming inside!) ...